Monday, December 31, 2007

December Commissioned Paintings

During December I completed two commissioned paintings. I alway love to paint sunflowers, so when I was asked to create a smaller version of another sunflower painting, I couldn't wait to get started.

Sunflower #6
8” x 16”
acrylic on canvas

Although you can't see it here, the painting is very textured. Palette knife and scrumbling techniques are used to enhance the texture of the petals and leaves.

Autumn in Pennsylvania
16" x 20"
acrylic on canvas

This painting is from a photo taken by the client at Lackawanna State Park in Waverly, Pennsylvania. It reminded me of the views of landscapes from my own childhood growing up in Tennessee.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

O Come, Let Us Adore Him

This painting is a combination of two scenes from the nativity: the shepherds and wise men coming to adore and worship the baby Jesus.

11 x 14 acrylic on canvas